Speak to the lads at Mecmar they have all the details and cost breakdown of all fuels and will send you the relevant info.Hi there
Currently is Propane or diesel the most cost effective for grain drying? The propane would be delivered bulk into a 1t tank.
Anyone know the calorific difference between the two fuels?
This one. http://www.mcarthuragriculture.co.uk/blog/buying-a-grain-drier/fuel-selection-for-mobile-batch-grain-driersDiesel is the most cost effective generally (or kero)
MacArthur have an article about it on their blog
How do you plumb the barrels into the diesel tank feed?Only downside to diesel is potential theft.
At some considerable inconvenience, I run our 13 tonner from 205litre barrels. Not as bad as it sounds, one will usually take the damp off 5 loads. Just cannot face leaving some thieving scrote 600litres of red out in the yard..
I was paying 29ppl for Propane this harvest.Anyone know roughly what the price of propane is and what it costs to rent the tank? Cider and Happy's link is really useful but it is from back in 2010, the price of gas oil isn't that far out tho.
Already got a tank for gas oil on the farm but would probably upgrade it anyway.
Probe with a non-return valve and inline filter to feed line through 2" hole; flow return hose into 3/4" breather hole. Wrap both loosely with piece of rag to keep dust out and allow barrel to vent. Two barrels on the go for quick changeover, stand full barrel on floor below burner unit, if afore-mentioned thieving scrotes want barrel dregs, there is no need to break anything in the processHow do you plumb the barrels into the diesel tank feed?
Using your 29p figure I work out that it costs 4.8ppkwh. Of the top of my head i thought that we were paying about 45ppl at harvest which also works out at 4.8ppkwh. Looking back we had a load at 42.95ppl and 43.68ppl which come in at 4.59ppkwh and 4.67ppkwh.I was paying 29ppl for Propane this harvest.
£75 annual charge for tank.